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Hi, I’m Olga Massov, a freelance food + lifestyle writer and cookbook author. Most recently, I edited cookbooks at Phaidon Press, and as of late 2017, I’m back to cookbook collaboration and other freelance work. In my past life, I spent ten years on Wall Street.

I was born in Russia, grew up in Boston, and now live in Brooklyn in Arlington, VA with my husband, Andrew Freedman, a journalist, our toddler, Avi, and our linebacker-sized tabby, Forrest. From 2001 until mid-summer 2018, I lived in Brooklyn and NYC, but an amazing job opportunity came up for Andrew, so here we are.

I like strong coffee; horizontal stripes; mid-century modern design; austere beaches of the Northeast; and my LLBean boots. Some of the things I like to eat are: Wellfleet oysters, wild Maine blueberries, pickles, herring, all things potato, brisket, cabbage, tacos, and ice cream. I prefer wine to cocktails; beer to bubbly; and bourbon to vodka.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Contact me at omassov(at)gmail(dot)com.



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